Campaign plan to restart business: 99% invest in technology
Employers are investing in technology to enable employee well-being, readiness and employee health tracking, according to a study released by KPMG.
Now, with the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, is it a return to "business as usual?" As the preventive med slowly makes its way across the U.S. population, the campaign is thinking about the future - so much so, that KPMG's new study, "Reopening offices?" revealed that 99% of employers are willing to invest in technology to make that "product" possible, whether it's back office, telecommunications, or a hybrid of both. The investment will focus on using technology to address employee wellbeing, preparedness and employee health detection.
"Technology can play a vital role in enabling more sophisticated approaches to employee well-being and disease risk management," Paul Hencoski, KPMG's advisory principal and director of health and government solutions, said in the report. gathered, KPMG surveyed 100 U.S. companies representing 5 million employees.
The biggest question for many remote workers is "When / if we go back to the office?" According to a KPMG survey, only 27% of employers expect to return to corporate offices "soon," with the majority announcing the reopening of workplaces until later in 2022, and still others say they do not have to return to office permanently.
With employee wellbeing in mind, 82% of companies let employees decide when they feel safe and comfortable returning to the office. Only 18% have issued or ordered staff to return to the office before a certain date.
And in the "no wonder" category, 46% of survey participants said that profit was their No. 1 priority. The other sections, which held 42% to 37%, were a similar area, including adding additional health benefits, new talent acquisition and retention strategies, placement strategies, long-term remote working policies, digitization of sales interactions, and digitization of service interactions.
The report revealed that there is still such uncertainty about the COVID-19 state - vaccines will be gradually available, but 3,000 Americans are dying every day - even if they want to return workers to offices, they do not make plans "until guidance is clearer." A small proportion of those who attended stated that they had “completed a risk-return framework and policy” (but very few have implemented plans), but lack testing and testing strategies. find at most, as well as plans for vaccine management.
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“The smart policies and embroidery technologies that have helped certain industries manage operational and workflow challenges in the pandemic will not just cut it in the long run,” Hencoski said.
Most business executives now accept that employees will never work like they did pre-COVID-19, and understand that some or all customer interactions and a meaningful future for employees. The report emphasized that a genuine assessment of the organisation's needs is a "strategic requirement" before significant change can take place.
Managing the health of employees is, of course, crucial, and offices planning to reopen must establish strict safety guidelines and "create new office workflows," the report said. Social distance, contact detection, daily signal checks, and additional hygiene are required. In a survey response, employers say: 57% social distance, 48% contact detection, 44% daily symptom check and return permission, 43% masks, 43% prohibit high - risk people from returning , and 42% added additional hygiene.
Companies need to be able to avoid major risks, which include being unprepared, failing to analyze needs, not having a plan, not meeting critical business needs. ” in the new reality, ”not exploring ways to attract and retain talent, and not making the most of it. operating costs.
To bring the transition (if there is going to be one) back to the office, a company cannot be expensive, it must carefully evaluate every element, and, the report noted, if it opens i, she must stay open, and not close. due to lack of preparation.